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Bruce Cockburn had been recording more than 20 years when I “discovered” him and his 1991 album Nothing but a Burning Light, which positively floored me. The songwriting, his voice, his guitar—how could he have flown under my radar for so long? He wrote these incredibly human, deeply resonant songs, poems really, like the lyrics to the bridge of “A Dream Like Mine”: “When you know even for a moment/ That it’s your time/ Then you can walk with the power/ Of a thousand generations.”…